Lord Stoneham of Droxford

Deputy Speaker (Lords)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Procedure and Privileges - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 22 Feb 2021

    I thank the Senior Deputy Speaker for introducing this debate. The hour is late. Fortunately, the arguments on all five issues in this report were properly discussed by the Procedure Committee, of which I am a member. Tonight, we have only discussed one issue, but I am not going to delay the House by raising the other four, which I agree with. I agree too that the hereditary Peers’...
  • Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion 30 Dec 2020

    My Lords, as a member of the usual channels I have to accept my collective responsibilities in that mechanism, but I must say that I am unhappy with the cavalier way in which Parliament is being treated over such an important piece of legislation. We should never have been put in this situation. There were remedies to avoid it if the Government had wanted to use them, but they decided not to....
  • Tributes - Motion 17 Dec 2020

    I am pleased to join the Chief Whip and Leader of the Opposition in thanking all House staff for the great contribution and commitment they made in 2020, on behalf of these Benches. It has been a remarkable year, even if not one we will want to recall too often—although I suspect we will. Staff performance, under great difficulty, stress and worry, has been remarkable too. It is a great...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Member, Services Committee (since 12 Jun 2018)
  • Deputy Speaker (Lords) (since 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Procedure and Privileges Committee (since 27 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (Lords) (since 27 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Lords) (since 27 Oct 2016)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Chief Whip (since 21 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (27 Oct 2016 to 5 Nov 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jun 2015 to 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (4 Jun 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee E - Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)

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